make it illegal for corporations like AT&T to lobby and participate in election contributions then it will be a hell of a lot better.
There are at least two problems with this. There are already very strict laws on how much money a PAC can contribute, and corporations cannot contribute directly at all. Employees are free donate up to the max of $2400 per election, and people have the freedom of association. The elected officials are already paid off through the employees, so they are only going to create laws that make their positions stronger, like the McCain-Feingold bill, which gives substantial power to encumbents. -- Time... beckoning me.